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computer screens. Affordable online and in person classes: Computer information systems
computer screens. Affordable online and in person classes: Computer information systems

Introduction to Computer Information Technology Certificate


Take Classes in Person or 100% Online

As a nationally-ranked community college, Mt. SAC offers students the full college experience without the full college debt. The Introduction Computer Information Technology Certificate offers students a fully online option to enter the lucrative field.

Quality Coursework 

Mt. San Antonio College is ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 7 in the nation among the Best Vocational and Trade Colleges by Real Work Magazine. The college's Introduction to Computer Information Technology certificate is only 9 units (3 courses). It is designed to prepare students for careers that require the understanding and use of computer technology. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that enables students to become proficient with business software such as Word, Excel and Access; implement security techniques to protect computer systems from malware, maintain a computer using utility programs, and create web sites. Students can take classes online or in person. Learn more in the Academic Catalog.

Great Career Prospects

The field of computer information systems is highly lucrative with projected job growth. According to U.S. Department of Labor data, the average salary of people who eventually specialize in computer systems technology is between $47,700 and $80,000 a year and computer networking technology is between $54,700 and $93,700. Students who go on to earn an associate degree better position themselves for positions and promotions. Explore other CIS programs.

Affordable Cost

Many students think they can't afford college, but we make college a possibility for everyone. At just $46 a unit, Mt. SAC is 1/5 the cost of CSU schools, 1/10 the cost of UC schools, and 1/30 the cost of private universities. Classes are highly affordable at just $46 a unit. Close to 75% of our students receive financial aid and pay close to nothing to attend thanks to the Promise Grant. For a detailed list of the costs to attend Mt. SAC, visit the Fees web page. 

Take the Next Step

We make the application and enrollment process as easy as possible for our students. Students must apply, take the assessment questionnaire and attend an orientation before registering. You can learn more about how to get started by clicking on the links below.